Things That Really Matter #10: A summary

Now that I’ve finished my in-depth look at Nintendo’s past consoles and my shallow evaluation of the competitors, I would like to close the book on this chapter with a quick list of favorites from each of the last four generations, regardless of system.  There are no rules for these lists.  These lists don’t care how epic a game is or how technically adept a game is.  This list just evaluates fun.  And as for variety?


TEN FAVES of the NES/MASTER SYSTEM/2600 generation

1. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
4. Wonder Boy in Monster Land (Master System)
5. Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (Master System)
6. Castlevania (NES)
7. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (NES)
8. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
9. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out (NES)
10. Kid Icarus (NES)

TEN FAVES of the Super NES/Genesis/TurboGrafx-16/NeoGeo AES generation

1. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (Super NES)
2. Super Mario World (Super NES)
3. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (TurboGrafx-CD)
4. Super Castlevania IV (Super NES)
5. Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)
6. Metal Slug 3 (NeoGeo AES)
7. Castlevania: Bloodlines (Genesis)
8. Street Fighter II (Super NES/Genesis/TurboGrafx-16)
9. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (Super NES)
10. Super Punch-Out!! (Super NES)

TEN FAVES of the N64/PlayStation/Saturn/3DO/Jaguar generation

1. Super Mario 64 (N64)
2. Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)
3. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation)
4. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PlayStation)
5. Perfect Dark (N64)
6. Resident Evil (PlayStation/Saturn)
7. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
8. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
9. Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation)
10. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation)

TEN FAVES from the Dreamcast/PlayStation 2/Xbox/GameCube generation

1. Pikmin 2 (GameCube)
2. Resident Evil 4 (GameCube/PS2)
3. Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)
4. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
5. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2/Xbox)
6. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
7. Urban Reign (PS2)
8. God Hand (PS2)
9. Star Wars Battlefront (PS2/Xbox)
10. Mario Kart Double Dash!! (GameCube)

Now that that’s out of the way it’s time to start talking about Nintendo’s handheld systems . . .


One response to “Things That Really Matter #10: A summary

  1. And I found him on Friday the 13th. Bwahahahaaaa.

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